Wednesday, October 14, 2009
It seems likely that there will be a post strike on or after 22 October.
Whether or not one occurs, the damage to Royal Mail's brand and the long term job prospects of those who claim to be striking for an "improved" postal service has already been done.
Royal Mail customers are already seeking alternatives to the increasingly erratic service, and will never return to the Royal Mail.
Mail volumes are already falling at around 10% a year.
Business Post says it anticipates a 10% rise, while Parcel2Go says a strike will lead to a 20% increase in turnover.
The strikers will soon be looking for alternative employment. They have not seemingly understood the precariousness of their situation.